Biketober is coming!

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This October, we’re running the first of many national campaigns across the US to encourage more people to enjoy the benefits of riding. Everyone is invited to take part and form a team of 8 other riders. We’ve some great prizes that people can win, including a new bike, bike gear, b

We made a little video for our partners in cities, advocacy groups, regional and state government, Transporation Management Associations and other organizations who we partner with to run our bicycle encouragement programs locally.

 

 

Got questions?

Keen to promote Biketober in your area?  We can send you a promo pack to make it easy to spread the word and get more people involved.

Get in touch! – partners@lovetoride.net

 

Webinar – Lessons from 70,000 riders

Curious what lessons can be learned from 70,000 new, occasional, and regular riders from across the UK?

We’ve surveyed more than 70,000 people in the UK and asked them what barriers they face to cycling and to cycling to work. The findings have been very interesting as we compare responses from the many different UK regions we’ve worked in over the years.

We are sharing some of the core research lessons in a series of webinars over the next few months.

This first webinar will discuss barriers, motivations, and demographics. It will provide interesting insights to anyone working in cycling promotion and/or transport planning.

There will be a 25 minute presentation followed by Q and A. Tune in for the first 30 minutes or stay for the whole hour.

 

To makes sure as many people as possible can attend, we have two dates available:

Friday 16 December – 2pm – Register

Thursday 12 January – 2pm – Register

 

We are excited to share these insights with you and your colleagues. So please do invite your colleagues to also attend this free and insightful webinar.

 

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Always nice to hear stories

We love hearing stories from all over the world of people and places that have benefited from our work.

We got this email the other day after running a month long encouragement programme in a city:

 

Hi Jenny,

 

Thought you might like some anecdotal feedback from Rose Street. As I locked up my bike this morning, another Rose St cyclist said ‘I can’t believe how many people are riding bikes at the moment, even now the weather is getting colder. Has a new organisation of cyclists started here or something?’ Knowing about Love to Ride I was impressed that there has been a noticeable difference.
All the best
John

 

Meeting Access Fund Criteria + Winning Your Bid

 

The core revenue funding in England for cycling & walking is delivered through the DfT’s Access Fund. Successful bids will have 3 years of funding to help in the delivery of their local initiatives and programmes.

 

Meeting the Criteria

Bids will need to show how they will meet two of the key criteria:

  • Improve access to employment, education, and trainingRide Report Dashboard
  • Be effective at encouraging more people to walk and cycle


Love to Ride Access Fund Elements:

Comprehensive year round cycling encouragement programme – including 3 focussed and intensive periods of engagement, links to and promotion of your other local initiatives, and engagement of workplaces, schools and higher education institutions.

GPS data gathering and analysis tool – cutting edge technology improving cycling, walking and sustainable transport in your area with real data and best in class data analysis tools (which are thankfully very easy to use!). Learn more here.

Walking InitiativesWe’ve been asked by some local authorities what we’d recommend to encourage walking and to complement their Love to Ride programme. Find out more about those here.

Access Fund Two Pager

 

 

Read our 2 pager on how we will support your Access Fund

 

Interested in how we can support your Access Fund bid?  Get in touch with Sam Robinson – sam@lovetoride.org